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Epilepsy Society is calling on Health Secretary Matt Hancock to commission an urgent review of the medicines supply chain as patients are forced to trawl around pharmacies in search of their drugs.
Around 20,000 people in the UK have photosensitive epilepsy where seizures are triggered by flashing lights or contrasting, quick-fire imagery. We are calling on the Government to safeguard people with photosensitive epilepsy online by regulating flashing images that could induce a seizure.
In August 2018, the Government asked pharmaceutical companies to ensure they have a minimum six week stockpile of prescription-only and pharmacy-only medicines in case of potential delays at UK borders after Brexit on 29 March 2019. We have contacted pharmaceutical companies in the UK to find out what their individual contingency plans are.